It has been a while, friend! Pull up a chair and let me tell you what has been going on in my life. For the past several months Eli has been sick on and off. He's had eight ear infections, fours sinus infections, three stomach flus, and now a form of pneumonia. Obviously his immune system has been worn down and he's been unable to fight even small infections.
Three weeks ago we made the decision to pull Eli out of his daycare. It seems like a "no-brainer" to most of you, but it was actually very hard because he LOVED it there. The teachers were wonderful, he had lots of friends, and he was learning so much. But at the end of the day, his health comes first. We originally looked for a private sitter, but after much discussion and prayer went with a much smaller childcare facility. He started yesterday and loved it!
So, this is the first week since Chirstmas our lives have been back to "normal." Eli stayed with Eric's parents for several days after the holiday. He came home for less than a week before getting sick again, so we sent him to my parents house for a few days. He was home almost a week when he got sick again, so we took turns staying home. The following week we decided to pull him out of daycare and have since had Eric's Dad, Eric's Mom and my Dad all stay at the house to watch him...on separate occasions!!
We had to have Eli's blood drawn last week and found out he has an aggressive form of pnuemonia/strep, which he is currently being treated for (he's no longer sick or contagious.) Additionally, one of the tests indicated an abnormality that is common with allergies, so we go see an Allergist on Thursday. We also see the ENT to check on the tubes. Please pray that all of this goes well.
So along with multiple illnesses, a house full of guest and other general chaos, Eli is not sleeping again. Long story short, with all his body has been through in the past four months, that could be a while.
On to other news...we have also begun to attend a new church a little closer to our house. We were happy where we were but found it hard to get involved because of its distance from our home, so we went "shopping." I have no hard feelings nor negative opinions of where we were, we just needed something on our end of the county...so there you have it!
Ok, so we now that you know why I've been MIA, you need to know that God is so good and in the midst of those exhausting weeks, he blessed us with many fun moments. I have documented a few, but will soon follow with below topics:
1. Partner's In Hope
2. Story Time With Eli
3. Sweet Saturday
4. Winter Hiking
5. School Visit/ Work Appearance
Those should get me caught back up...until then...stay tuned for my blogging marathon!!